Warsaw Times Union 05 25 2017 E Edition Page 1A

AKRON - Tippecanoe Valley High School announced its top students. The valedictorian is Jared Mikel, the son of Stacy and Spencer Mikel, Mentone. He plans on attending Purdue and majoring in aeronautical engineering. His GPA is 12.06 The salutatorian is Riley Weitzel, Silver Lake, the son of Eric and Patricia Weitzel, and Patty and Robby Terrel. He plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in computer science. This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Kosciusko Literacy Services a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 mil lion in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprof its and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves, according to a news release from KLS. Literacy Services Executive Director Cynthia Cates said the grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation makes the local community stronger by sup porting the One on One Tutoring for Adults and the Jail High School Equivalency Diploma Program. In conjunction with Warsaw Adult Education, Kosciusko Literacy Services provides tutors for adult stu dents who need additional help to learn to read, to earn a high school equivalency diploma, or to learn English as a new language. In collab oration with the Kosciusko County Jail, Kosciusko Literacy Services provides high school equivalency diploma classes at the jail. Each of these programs helps adults become self sufficient members of the community by removing barriers to employment, the release states. With the additional fund ing, Kosciusko Literacy Services is able to offering a free web based tutoring pro gram for teens and adults. The goal is to reach adults and teens who seek to improve their reading skills. Individuals may register by calling Kosciusko Literacy Services at 574 267 5380. Once registered, the student may use the program to prac tice reading. "Dollar General is excit ed to provide these organi zations with funding to support literacy and educa tion throughout the 44 states we serve," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of serving others and it's rewarding to see the impact these funds have." Two people have filed applications to run for the at large seat on the Kosciusko County Council opened up after the death of Bob Sanders. Kosciusko County Republican Party Chairman Mike Ragan said he's received declarations of candidacy from Paul Finley, Warsaw, and Tressa Nichols, North Webster. The GOP caucus to fill the seat of the former county council president is set for at 7 p.m. June 7 at the old county courthouse. Sanders died May 14 at the age of 69. He was elected to the council in 2005 and had served as council president the past four years. Finley Local Warsaw business manager and life long Republican Finley announced his candidacy today for the seat. In a news release, Finley said he offers a "common sense understanding of both finance and personnel." He has degrees in account ing and business administra tion, and a Masters of Business Administration from Grace College. He has 28 years of experience as a busi ness manager and controller at several local small busi nesses. Finley said he has a clear understanding of budg ets and finances. "I am a big picture person. I have enjoyed helping busi ness owners grow their busi nesses, which in turn grows our local economy," he said. Additionally, with a Master's degree in human resources from Indiana State University, an adjunct faculty position at Grace and many years as a volunteer basket ball and softball coach, Finley said he understands the human side of fact and figure decisions as well. "These experiences have continually taught me how to work with others, with differ ent personalities and differ ent skill sets, while leading teams to a common goal," he said. He served as the treasurer for Heartline Pregnancy and as a past treasurer for Christ's Covenant Church, where he has attended since 1990. Finley's wife of 27 years, Kay, is a certified public accountant and the vice pres ident of Helvey & Associates. Their son, Zarek, is a law enforcement officer. "Now that my son is grown and on his own, I want to give to the community that has blessed me and my family," Finley said. Nichols Nichols previously ran for the county Republican Party chair in summer 2016, which Ragan won, and for one of the three county council at large seats in 2016. She ran for and served as a state delegate for the 2016 election. She has been involved in local, state and national poli tics, testifying against Common Core at the State Senate hearings in 2013 and working on campaigns for Congressional Rep. Marlin Stutzman, State Reps. Curt Nisly and Christopher Judy, Fort Wayne Councilman Jason Arp, and candidate for Congress Pam Galloway. "I had not really thought about running again, but I love going to county council meetings," she said in a tele phone interview Wednesday. Nichols said she's been attending council meetings for the past 1 1/2 years, only missing three meetings, and TIMES UNION May 25, 2017 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 124 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com World Angry U.K. to confront Trump on leaks; NATO leaders meet. Page 5B Opinion Intelligence leaks and a du- plicitous press. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 50 High 74 Sports Lady Tigers top Plymouth for regional title. Page 1B Mostly cloudy tonight; showers Friday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Thursday IN OUR 163RD YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY STAFF REPORT See SEAT- Page 2A $1 KGP Logistics Wins Corporate Team Award At Joe's Kids 5K Splatter Dash KGP Logistics employees recently participated in Joe's Kids Annual 5K Splatter Dash and won the Corporate Team award. KGP encouraged their employees to participate in this event as they paid for all participat- ing employees' registration fees. They had over 30 participants. David Russell, director of operations, said he likes "what Joe's Kids is doing for our commu- nity and is glad that his employees want to help such an organization." Pictured (L to R) are Dave Russell, KGP; Jeremy Higgins, KGP; Rebecca Bazzoni, Joe's Kids; Michele Bickel, Joe's Kids; Nick Brubaker, KGP; and Jamie Fox, KGP. Photo Provided BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com A former Warsaw Police Department detective and Multi Township EMT has announced his candidacy for county sheriff. In announcing his run for the position, Jordan A. Foreman, Warsaw, issued a statement reading, "As a dedicated public servant and longtime resident of Kosciusko County, I have come to thoroughly appre ciate the quality of life this community offers and the challenges it faces in meet ing the needs of those who call this county home." The Kosciusko County Republican Party will hold a caucus to replace Aaron Rovenstine at 7 p.m. June 21 in the old county court house, 100 W. Center St., Warsaw. Rovenstine was sen tenced Tuesday to one year of probation and 250 hours of community serv ice on a single count of felony intimidation. As a result, he was legally removed from office. Foreman, 31, is the first to formally announce an interest in filling Rovenstine's void. As a volunteer EMT, Foreman began his public service tackling life threat ening circumstances expe rienced by those he encountered in the course of his duties, according to a news release provided by Foreman. BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com The Warren Street Dollar General Manager Pheba McNees (R) takes a moment to congratulate Kosciusko Literacy Services Executive Director Cindy Cates on the recent grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will support Kosciusko Literacy Services' One-on-One Tutoring for Adults and Jail High School Equivalency Diploma Programs. Photo Provided Two Seek County Council Seat Tressa Nichols Paul Finley SHERIFF CANDIDATE Former WPD Detective Seeks To Replace Rovenstine Jordan Foreman KLS Gets $10K Grant From Dollar General See SHERIFF- Page 2A Jared Mikel Riley Weitzel Tippecanoe Valley Names Top Students

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